Da Rules

In this section, you can find resources related to the Official Dodgeball Rules, sample League Policies and Officiating Guidelines. These are core resources to support league play.

10 EASY DODGEBALL RULES

Here are 10 easy rules that capture the basics of dodgeball.

OFFICIAL DODGEBALL RULES

The Official Dodgeball Rules have been constantly refined to produce a game that is fast-paced, exciting, and fun. Feel free to use these rules in your dodgeball activities. 

LEAGUE POLICIES

League policies govern the rules of league play (e.g. player eligibility, waivers, tiering, playoff scheduling and discipline). Different leagues will have different league policies, but dodgeball game rules remain the same. Below is a sample template of League Policies that have been very successful at the Vancouver Dodgeball League

Code of Conduct

Dodgeball organizers need to customize their code of conduct to suite their audience and legal obligations, while still promoting good sportsmanship and spirit. 

OFFICIATING GUIDELINES

The International Dodgeball Association embraces the honour system. A complementary component of this approach is to use peer referees during league and tournament play. 

Our Mission

We believe in developing a common league infrastructure that includes registration services, websites, scheduling tools and more. We share best practices among the leagues to run smoother operations in our tournaments and skill clinics, so that our players can spend more time on the courts playing– instead of administering. 

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